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Artist creates pictures of Brighton with a twist
Looking at this image you could be forgiven for thinking it was a run-of-the mill photograph.
Well think again – because remarkably every millimetre of this scene is actually painted.
Denis Peterson, who has sold work for up to £30,000, says he was drawn in by the city’s blend of seaside quaintness and saucy secrets.
The hyperrealist artist, who takes about a month to complete each piece of work, was referring particularly to a picture of Gloucester Street where a billboard adjacent to a pastry shop advertised “Britain’s best adult shop”.
Mr Peterson, 54, who lives in Long Island, New York, decided to paint Brighton after visiting a friend who lives here.
He explained how he takes photographs on a low-quality digital camera then blows them up to 2,000 their original size.
Using the photograph as a guide he adds layers of paint onto images.
For more information about Mr Peterson’s work, go to www.denispeterson.com firstname.lastname@example.org